8th World Chinese Economic Summit
The World Chinese Economic Summit (WCES) is a premier international event which started off as the World Chinese Economic Forum (WCEF) 8 years ago. It is a flagship event created by The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) to enhance connectivity and business linkages between China and Southeast Asia and China and Europe in line with the Chinese leadership’s Belt and Road initiatives. The WCES also promotes global and regional dialogue on the emergence and role of China as the world’s 2nd largest economy. It also brings together the global Chinese Diaspora and promotes entrepreneurship and innovation through business networking and sharing of knowledge and best practices.
Over the past 7 years, the WCES had been held in Malaysia, China, Australia and Britain. WCES is an internationally recognized high-Ievel platform for business, trade facilitation and investment to build new partnerships.
During the 6th WCES held in Chongqing, China, the Vice President of China, H.E. Li Yuanchao delivered the Keynote Address and highlighted the crucial role of the Chinese Diaspora as a bridge connecting countries. He noted that 60% of investments into China comes from the global Chinese Diaspora and hoped that overseas Chinese entrepreneurs would realize and seize the opportunity to invest and trade with China and other countries and contribute to world economic recovery.
For over 2000 years, the Silk Road had connected China to Southeast Asia and China with the West. China’s new Belt and Road initiatives will reignite these historic links. The World Chinese Economicm Summit is well placed to be a premier event to discuss the actualization and the business potential of the Belt and Road initiative.